Robbie Power: My Stand-Out BoyleSports Irish Grand National Picks
BoyleSports Irish Grand National
Our Duke seems 100% since he came back from Cheltenham.
There’ll be no decision made until next week as to whether he’ll run in the BoyleSports Irish Grand National or not.
Jessie wants to give him as long as possible to see how he is before he makes a shot at defending his crown.
I’m in the same boat really. I’m not sure what I’m going to ride in the race as it all depends on Our Duke. Jury Duty is in there also and I’ve won a few for Gordon Elliott this season. He took a heavy fall at Cheltenham so Gordon won’t be making a decision on him until next week either.
Two that hop off the page for me are Willie Mullins-trained Bellshill who won the Bobbyjo Chase at Fairyhouse very impressively and Noel Meade’s Snow Falcon.
I think he’d have a live chance if he goes for the race.
He’s got some decent novice form and he was a very good hurdler when he was third behind Supasundae at Aintree last year. He’s a very classy horse and he could be extremely competitive in the BoyleSports Irish Grand National.